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12.12.06 Launch of Study on Youth Homelessness

The importance of understanding and planning for the needs of homeless children in Ireland were outlined by Ms Sylda Langford Director General of the Office of the Minister for Children (OMC).
Published on 12 December 2006
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11.12.06 Launch of NCNA and NIPPA All-Ireland Centre of Excellence Awards

Mr Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children launches a new Cross Border childcare initiative entitled 'All Ireland Centre of Excellence Awards Programme', in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Monday 11th December, 2006.
Published on 11 December 2006
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07.12.06 Minister Lenihan launches Guidelines for Childminders and Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers

Minister Lenihan launches Guidelines for Childminders and Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers.
Published on 07 December 2006
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30.11.06 Mr Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children launches National Child Safety DVD

Mr Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children launches National Child Safety DVD, in Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Published on 30 November 2006
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27.11.06 Minister for Children Launches Research on Children's Experiences in Healthcare and Hospitals

The Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan said the importance of understanding and planning for the needs of our children was steadily becoming more recognised and valued and the availability of good research was an essential basis for sound public policy development.
Published on 27 November 2006
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24.11.06 Minister Lenihan addresses Better Options at DCU

Mr. Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children today addressed the Better Options Fair held in the Helix, Dublin City University ( DCU).
Published on 24 November 2006
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19.11.06 Minister for Children announces an additional allocation of €143 million for childcare in the estimates for 2007

The Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan TD, today announced the Estimates for childcare in 2007
Published on 19 November 2006
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17.11.06 Minister Lenihan Turns First Sod for New Primary School in Adamstown

Brian Lenihan TD, Minister for Children, today turned the first sod at the site for a new primary school at Adamstown, Co Dublin. Minister Lenihan said: -Today is a historic day for urban planning, for South County Dublin and for the school building programme....
Published on 17 November 2006
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13.11.06 Launch of the Report on the Outcome of Consultations with Teenagers on Examining the Age of Consent for Sexual Activity

The Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan T.D. has said parents have a role to play in the quality of sex education being taught to their children.
Published on 13 November 2006
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13.11.06 Statement by Brian Lenihan, T.D., Minister for Children on the Supreme Court Judgment in the Baby Ann Case.

The Minister in commenting on today's judgment said “this was a difficult and sensitive case involving the welfare of children in the adoption process”.
Published on 13 November 2006
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10.11.06 Opening Childcare Seminar "Supporting Parents is Supporting Children" hosted by Ballymun Partnership

Mr. Brian Lenihan T.D. opens Childcare Seminar “Supporting Parents is Supporting Children” in Ballymun.
Published on 10 November 2006
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08.11.06 Launch of Report “Childcare Audit and Needs Analysis, Dublin City 2006” by Dublin City Childcare Committee

Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister for Children, today launched a new report entitled "Childcare Audit and Needs Analysis, Dublin City 2006", which is aimed at determining the priority childcare needs in the City.
Published on 08 November 2006
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04.11.06 Minister for Children opens Irish Foster Care Association Annual Conference

The Minister was speaking to over 400 delegates at the Irish Foster Care Association Annual Conference on the 25th anniversary of the Association.
Published on 04 November 2006
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31.10.06 Launch of “Supporting Employers Supporting Childcare” by Four Dublin County Childcare Committees

Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister for Children, today launched a new publication entitled “Supporting Employers Supporting Childcare”, aimed at assisting employers in devising working practices better suited to the work/life balance of their employees and at encouraging them to play a greater role in supporting their employees' childcare needs.
Published on 31 October 2006
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16.10.06 Minister Lenihan launches 'Making the Links' for Primary Schools in Tallaght

Minister Lenihan launches 'Making the Links' for primary schools in Tallaght Brian Lenihan, T.D, the Minister for Children at the Department of Health and Children, launched' Making the Links' - a practical guidebook for teachers to assit them in teaching important aspects of the Social, Personal and Health Education ( SPHE) curriculum in primary schools.
Published on 16 October 2006
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06.10.06 Seolann an Aire do Leanaí DVD Gaeilge nua faoi chúram leanaí

Tá an FNT mar cheann de na heagraíochtaí deonacha náisiúnta um chúram leanaí atá maoinithe ag Oifig an Aire do Leanaí, faoin gClár Comhdheiseanna Cúraim-Leanaí (CCCL) 2000 – 2006.
Published on 06 October 2006
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06.10.06 Minister for Children launches new Irish language DVD on Childcare

Mr Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister for Children, today launched a new DVD setting out the advantages to parents of availing of childcare through the Irish language. The DVD was created by Forbairt Naíonraí Teo (FNT).
Published on 06 October 2006
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03.10.06 Teenager's Views are Vital to the Taskforce on Active Citizenship

'I am very interested in the views of teenagers on the barriers to young people in getting involved in citizenship, community and democracy' said Mary Davis, Chairperson of the Taskforce on Active Citizenship.
Published on 03 October 2006
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02.10.06 Minister for Children launches Irish Presidency of the International Family Day Care Organisation

Mr Brian Lenihan TD, the Minister for Children, today launched the Irish Presidency of the International Family Day Care Organisation, under Childminding Ireland.
Published on 02 October 2006
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29.09.06 Minister for Children welcomes UN Committee's Report on Progress made in the Position of Children in Ireland

The Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan has welcomed the endorsement by a United Nation's Committee of the progress made by the government on issues affecting children in Ireland.
Published on 29 September 2006
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